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  Photo by  Burst  from  Pexels One of the (many) things that I hate about depression is that it is so isolating. And in the middle of a pandemic? Well... loneliness abounds. Granted, I've fared better than most in this regard since I am about as introverted as they come. But being introverted doesn't mean I don't like being social, y'know?  I readily admit that I lean heavily toward hermit-dom, but some experiences (e.g. going to see a movie, visiting a new place, etc.) are just better  when you have someone to share it with. And that's what I miss. I miss having my boyfriend come from the Chattanooga area every few weeks to visit. I miss calling up my friends to see if they want to go see a movie or have dinner somewhere. I miss sitting in a cafe with my writing pals knocking out thousands of words in a few hours of communal sprints. I miss performing in community theatre. Unfortunately, the current state of things paired with my persistent depressive disorder lea
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March 5th, 2021 - A Writing Prompt

For an explanation of what's happening here, please visit  THIS BLOG POST . If you choose to participate, make sure you sign up to join the community so you can share your work with us (not a requirement, of course, but that's the fun of it!). Prompt Rules: Using the above image, write something. 250 words shall be your limit and the limit of your words shall be 250. Any style. Any Genre. No smashing the stories. We are not here to crush each other. We are here to help each other fly as best we can. That includes your own story. We are all learning and getting better. This is part of it. Please note that, if you want to share your work with us and read others' submissions, it would need to be done so on the community discord or Facebook group (see blog post mentioned above).  Jimmie's  comments on that are as follows: Post your story on your own web place then post the link here so we may ooh and aah over it with great appreciation. If you don't have your own web pl

Spectre Update

Hello, and welcome to March! In case you weren't aware, dear readers, I am in the process of creating, writing, and (eventually) producing my own audio drama. In the event that you're not familiar with the term, an audio drama is a fictional podcast or digital radio play. You might hear it referred to as audio fiction as well, but the more widely used terminology is "audio drama" or "audiodrama." Ultimately, it's just a way for a story to be told specifically in an audio format. You hear different characters (usually), you hear sound effects, and you're immersed into a world simply by way of your ears.  I've always struggled with the visual aspect of writing. I myself am aphantasic  (the inability to visualize mental imagery or "blind imagination"), so describing something using prose is incredibly difficult. My mind simply doesn't process imagination the same way that a neurotypical person does, so I needed to find a way to still b

February 26th, 2021 - A Writing Prompt

For an explanation of what's happening here, please visit  THIS BLOG POST . If you choose to participate, make sure you sign up to join the community so you can share your work with us (not a requirement, of course, but that's the fun of it!). Prompt Rules: Using the above image, write something. 250 words shall be your limit and the limit of your words shall be 250. Any style. Any Genre. No smashing the stories. We are not here to crush each other. We are here to help each other fly as best we can. That includes your own story. We are all learning and getting better. This is part of it. Please note that, if you want to share your work with us and read others' submissions, it would need to be done so on the community discord or Facebook group (see blog post mentioned above).  Jimmie's  comments on that are as follows: Post your story on your own web place then post the link here so we may ooh and aah over it with great appreciation. If you don't have your own web pl

Change.

Andy Crawford Photography I have lived in Nashville since I was 5 years old. Prior to that, I was an Air Force brat who lived in a new city and state every year, and in 1991, my parents decided to leave the Air Force and settle down in Nashville. The rest is history. Now, I did spend some time living in New York City and South Korea in my adulthood, but Nashville always pulled me back into its orbit, especially when the city started to blow up. Around 10-15 years ago, Nashville began making news. There'd always been a slight hum because of country music and its direct connection to the music industry in Los Angeles, but there were other factors in Nashville's booming growth at play like the healthcare industry, financial incentives for founding a start-up in the city, and further incentives for larger businesses (like Amazon, Google, etc.) building assets within city limits.  Since around 2005, Nashville has seen Amazon and Google build here, new start-ups like SmileDirectClub